This blog is currently run by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, PI of the projects ‘The social status of motherhood in Bronze Age Europe‘ and ‘The value of mothers to society: responses to motherhood and child rearing practices in prehistoric Europe‘.
At present, Katharina works at the Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. She previously spent almost a decade in the UK, working as a research associate at the Universities of Cambridge and Leicester. Her research centres on studying the human body, identities and social relations through burial practices and representations in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages of Central Europe. Her latest book ‘The Human Body in Early Iron Age Central Europe‘ has just been released by Routledge. She has two lovely sons, a toddler and a preschooler, who taught her valuable lessons about motherhood. Find out more at her professional website at the Academy and download publications on Academia.
Doris Pany-Kucera is a post-doctoral researcher in physical anthropology. She undertakes the palaeo-pathological re-assessment of skeletal material, working specifically on identifying physical traces of pregnancy and parturition. She is employed by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, but often works at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, where many of the skeletal collections are housed.
Michaela Spannagl-Steiner is a skilled physical anthropologist, who assists Doris Pany-Kucera in the assessment of skeletal material.
Michaela Fritzl works as a research assistant within the ERC-funded project. She studies Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology at the University of Vienna and currently works on the late Bronze Age cemetery of Inzersdorf for her MA.
Roderick Salisbury manages the projects’ digital data and is responsible for GIS-analysis as well as soil science.